Maxxie abused over Gaga act
'Britain's Got Talent' star Maxxie has been receiving homophobic abuse since his performance as Lady Gaga on the show
This article is from 2010.
'Britain's Got Talent' Lady Gaga impersonator Maxxie has been the target of homophobic abuse.
Maxxie - real name Max Oliver - has been left upset following comments on YouTube suggesting he should be "shot" while another posting said he "should die".
Max - whose discordant tribute to Lady Gaga saw him be buzzed through to the next round by judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden on last week's episode of 'Britain's Got Talent' - told The Sun newspaper: "It was very hurtful. People hate me because I'm gay and dress up as a woman. I don't see a big deal in that but some small-minded people do.
"Some even said my mum should have killed me at birth. It is really hard to take."
However, Max - who works as a sales assistant in London - insists the abuse will not stop him from dressing up as the 'Telephone' hitmaker and performing her tunes.
He said: "I'm doing what I'm doing for people who love me, not people who hate me."
Earlier this week, Max, 21, confessed he was a huge fan of Lady Gaga's because of her multiple talents.
He said: "What I love about Lady Gaga is the whole package. She's a great performer, she's a singer, a pianist and she's a songwriter.
"The thing is, I'm doing the same thing - writing my own songs and making my own pop music - so she's a big inspiration for me."